This study examined the perception of the high school choral experience as a function of gender, grade level, and musical experience. The perception of meaning of choral experience was defined by five factors of musical-artistic, achievement, integrative, communicative, and psychological as defined by Hylton (1980). Participants included 84 choral students from two public high schools in the State of Indiana. Among the participants, 29 students came from a small high school with approximately 400 students, and 55 students came from a high school with approximately 1000 students. A modified version of Hylton's (1980) Choral Meaning Survey was used. The 84 participants were asked to indicate their agreement or disagreement to each item on a 5 point Likert-type scale. The result show that all the factors of the Choral Meaning Survey received high means. The students responded most positively to items related to achievement dimensions. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) procedure was employed. The main effects of gender, grade level, musical experience and their interaction effects were non significant.
"Perception of the Meaning of High School Choral Experience,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 2, Article 3.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol2/iss1/3